While we are nearing the end of Cyber Security Awareness Month, it is important to remember that cybersecurity threats don’t begin and end in October. For now, there’s still time to enrol in our Security Awareness Course through Brightspace to learn more about staying safe online, and for a chance to win a pair of Airpods or Ravens merch. Enrol by end of day on October 28, 2022 for your chance to win!

After taking our Security Awareness Course, you can expand your learning by reading our posts and information about how to identify and stay safe from phishing below:

Seven Red Flags of Phishing

The best way to stay safe from phishing is to learn to recognize the signs of a phishing attempt, and how to protect yourself from it. To quickly recap, look out for these seven red flags commonly associated with phishing attempts:

Recognizing these seven red flags will surely help you in avoiding phishing attempts, but keep in mind that new and inventive methods of phishing are constantly being developed. Exercise caution and use your best judgement when approaching any unfamiliar message.

How To Get Help

If you’ve been phished or ran into another cybersecurity issue, your first course of action should be contacting the ITS Service Desk. We encourage using our online chat feature to engage with a live Service Desk agent during business hours or reporting the issue by opening a ticket. For more information on using using our chat service or opening a ticket, please visit the ITS Help Centre. Other methods of support are available at Carleton.ca/its/contact.

Stay Cyber Secure Year Round

Cyber security doesn’t end after October. Please watch the ITS website and follow us @Carleton_IT on Twitter for any information concerning new updates, campaigns, and tips and tricks as they become available.

Lastly, we encourage you to share anything you’ve learned this month with your friends, family, and anyone else to spread the word about phishing and how we can avoid it.